02 February 2009

Lest I am too late. My poetry entry for today.

The First Sonnet of Astrophel and Stella.

I
Louing in trueth, and fayne in verse my loue to show,
That she, deare Shee, might take som pleasure of my paine,
Pleasure might cause her reade, reading might make her know,
Knowledge might pittie winne, and pity grace obtaine,
I sought fit wordes to paint the blackest face of woe;
Studying inuentions fine, her wits to entertaine,
Oft turning others leaues, to see if thence would flow
Some fresh and fruitfull showers vpon my sun-burnd brain.
But words came halting forth, wanting Inuentions stay;
Inuention, Natures childe, fledde step-dame Studies blowes;
And others feet still seemde but strangers in my way.
Thus, great with childe to speak, and helplesse in my throwes,
Biting my trewand pen, beating myselfe for spite,
Fool, said my Muse to me, looke in thy heart, and write.

3 comments:

suicide_blond said...

as if ..there could be a wrong time for poetry...
*sigh*
xoxo

Dexter Colt said...

Desire...what a frustrating emotion.

Amos said...

Here, I do not actually consider it is likely to have effect.
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